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Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice (Book - 1963 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Authors: Sendak, Maurice
Title: Where the wild things are
Publisher: [New York] Harper & Row, c1963
Characteristics: [40] p.,col. illus.,25 x 26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Story and pictures by Maurice Sendak
Summary: A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Awards & Distinctions: Caldecott Medal, 1964
ISBN: 0060254939
9780060254933
9780758700285
0758700288
9780060254926
0060254920
9780064430555
0064430553
0370007727
9780370007724
0099408392
9780099408390
9780064431781
0064431789
Branch Call Number: jE SENDAK
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 5499 - No Quiz Available
Subject Headings: Children Conduct of life Juvenile fiction Conduct of life Juvenile fiction Fantasy Juvenile fiction Monsters Juvenile fiction Imagination Juvenile fiction Kings and rulers Juvenile fiction Temper tantrums Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Fairy tales
Topical Term: Children
Conduct of life
Fantasy
Monsters
Imagination
Kings and rulers
Temper tantrums
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Sendak, Maurice. Where the wild things are. 25th anniversary edition 1. [New York] : Harper & Row, publishers, [1988] (OCoLC)609144967
LCCN: 63021253
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A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

We could not have this booklist without this classic! Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal and fueling the imagination of generations "Where the Wild Things Are" continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over.


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Sep 22, 2013
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Read it to your kids because it's gorgeous and they'll love it... or because, without the least hint of preachiness, it teaches something important about emotional intelligence. Max learns how to make friends with the "wild" feelings inside himself without letting them control him... and learns that, while letting himself get out of control will lead to unacceptable (to him) consequences, he's still loved.

Sep 06, 2013
  • mamalovesjames rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Read this out loud to someone you love.

Aug 27, 2013
  • nancytran rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of our favorite books. It acknowledges that deep down, kids know that those who love them are the ones who will do what's best for them.

Apr 01, 2013
  • sunshine23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a story many of us can relate to. The main character, Max, is a child who is filled with mischief/defiance ends up in conflict with his mother. He is sent to his room and deals with his angry emotions with a colourful journey through fantasy. This eventually helps him calm down and he returns to reality...the love of his mother.

Aug 20, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I thought this book was just barely okay. Although I am old enough to have read this book as a child, I never did so, nor did I have it read to me. And reading it now turned out to be a waste of time. I don't get what all the hype is about. And I really don't get how the movie turned out the way it did when there just isn't that much content to the book.

Jul 18, 2011
  • green_thumb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I adore this book! "Let the wild rumpus begin" : )

Mar 31, 2011
  • vwruleschick rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I had this read to me and read while growing up. I love this book and finally re-read it now and remember the imagination I used to have while reading books with kewl pictures.

Jan 18, 2011
  • olivermcgee rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My 4 year old likes it, although it's just a basic story. There are others I enjoy more, but I do enjoy reading it with him because I remember my mom reading it to me as a kid.

Apr 06, 2010
  • Creaulx rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Just a tad overrated. My three-year old was indifferent to this, he's probably too young to appreciate the subtleties of the illustrations. I've seen reviews of this book that were concurrent with the recent Hollywood movie version that essentally compared it to Tolstoy. Sheesh! It's a pleasant enough children's book. End of story.

Aug 31, 2009
  • Mandy96 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

vickiz, thank-you so much for posting the link to Yann Martel's website! What a fascinating project to follow.

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